30 March 2013

Peace Meal : Poetry, Percussions, Tea with Yahya Rhodus

Dear readers, 

I Would like to invite all of you to this event. Check it out..

Like Shakespeare, the works of Imam Abdullah Alhaddad are known all over. 300 years later, people still recite his poetry with accompanying beats and beverage, just not in a theatre production with costumes.
In between lively recitals and hot cups of refreshments, Rhodus will be elaborating the work of this renown Islamic scholar from an ‘undeveloped’ part of the world, that has become so significant today.
Come for Poetry with Percussions and Tea, an evening with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus looking at the works of Imam Abdullah Alhaddad (1634-1720).
We have selected five poems to be recited along with accompanying percussions band. Those attending are welcomed to join in, as we will be providing the text for the poems like we've done at previous events. In between each poem, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus will be leading the explanation on the poems.

Rhodus began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and then at Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Hadhramout in theology, legal theory and Arabic poetry under the likes of Habib 'Umar binHafiz and Habib 'Ali al-Jifri. He has a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently pursuing his Masters in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He is also an instructor at Zaytuna College, and teaches with Deen Intensive Foundation and Seekers Guidance.

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